Hotel Twenty-Seven is one of the trendiest hotels in the Danish capital, and although it looks good, the experience was extremely disappointing, especially the crowded and low-quality breakfast. The hotel's location is one of its advantages as it is situated right in the city centre close to small winding backstreets known as the 'Marais of Copenhagen' and it is here that you will find a plethora of trendy bars and restaurants. The contemporary Twenty-Seven is ideal for those of you looking for a stylish hang-out to explore the rest of the city from. The hotel otherwise welcomes a range of guests, from families to groups and couples.
The Twenty Seven is located on Longangstraede, which runs right next to the main square, Radhusplasden, in the city centre. The advantage is that it is right in the quaint area of trendy bars and restaurants nicknamed the 'Marais of Copenhagen' due to its small winding streets that have a similar atmosphere to the Marais in Paris. Nearby you'll find the Blues bar, Mojo, and the Huset Jazz Club. The hotel is also affiliated to the neighbouring Ice Bar by the Ice Hotel, which, if you don't have money and time to waste, should be optional on your list of things to do whilst in the city.
The hotel is now part of the First Hotel Group, which includes other properties like Kong Frederik, Sct Petri and First Vesterbro, which are some of the city's most stylish hotels. As far as the internet goes, there is complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel and there are two computers with printer that are free to use for guests in the restaurant.
The Twenty Seven doesn't really have a traditional lobby, but there is a reception desk with friendly and efficient staff. Through to the left is the hotel lounge, where a dj plays most evenings (you get complimentary earplugs with the room) and where you will find furniture by Arne Jacobsen, Danish designer extraordinaire, like the Egg and Swing chairs. A dj often entertains in the evenings, attracting a young crowd of wannabes mainly comprising of hotel guests. For warmer days there is also a smart-looking terrace, complete with a small red plastic statue of a cow, black rattan furniture and white parasols. The terrace is heated on colder evenings. The terrace is also the access to the Ice Bar by the Ice Hotel. This bar is expensive to get in and so small that we were left with a bitter taste in our mouths, especially after downing an expensive sour 'cocktail' of what tasted like low-budget multivitamin fruit juice. Back through the lounge to reception, and to the right of the main hotel entrance, is the restaurant. Open for breakfast and throughout the day as a coffee bar, the restaurant is pleasant enough but gets extremely busy in the mornings, so if you like to have breakfast in peace, then this isn't the place for you. There isn't really anything else in the way of facilities.
There are 200 rooms kitted out in simple Scandinavian furniture that is true to contemporary yet very basic Danish design. The rooms tend to vary in shape and size but the style remains more or less the same; white walls and linen, red lacquered wardrobe, white tiled floors and a couple of brightly coloured bits of furniture like coffee tables or sofas to add a bit more interest to the space. The rooms are comfortable although we were left disappointed by a few points. The beds usually have reading lamps but one of our rooms was stripped bare of this, meaning that there was only the option of the harsh ceiling light. The windows in the room open fully, but as the courtyard is often noisy downstairs, you may be deterred from letting in some fresh air - alternatively there is air-conditioning for warmer days. The rooms do however come with complimentary earplugs, which is a bit of a giveaway about the hotel atmosphere. If you want to ensure that your nights aren't disturbed by the noise make sure you ask for a room situated on the higher floors. The beds are otherwise comfortable but are made up of the usual two single mattresses and single duvets that is a Scandinavian trend. In terms of categories there are three: standard, superior and executive. The room categories vary greatly from one another. The standard rooms are comfortable but are pretty basic, whereas the rooms of superior categories are more spacious and have a bit more quirk when it comes to the decor. All bathrooms have a slate floor, which is hard to keep black, so don't be surprised to see a chalk-like residue. All bathrooms have powerful showers - but as there is a gap between the doors, no matter how careful you are, expect to transform your bathroom into a paddling pool every time you have a shower. In terms of toiletries there is soap for hands/hair/body in a dispenser on the wall but you will find copious amounts of small bottles of body scrub and moisturiser. The bathrooms can be tiny in the standard rooms, meaning that you have to be good at doing a balancing act between toiletries, wash bags, clean clothes etc.
The hotel has one restaurant, which is located on the ground floor to the right of the entrance? It has a large bay window lining the entire room, meaning that the space is bright and light. The interiors are contemporary and attractive, however the experience of having breakfast here is fairly unpleasant, especially at the weekends because there isn't enough to go around; space-wise, cutlery wise and food wise. If you plan on staying here, make sure you are armed with bags of patience as you may be kept waiting a while for clean cups, food, drinks...also worth noting is that the standard of the food on offer is lower than at most hotels we stayed at. Furthermore, all hot drinks are served out of a vending machine. For the price of the rooms, which include breakfast, this was a disappointment. Otherwise, throughout the day the restaurant is open and guests can help themselves to cake and hot drinks. The cakes aren't much to write home about and don't try asking for milk to go with your coffee, tea or hot chocolate from the kitchen staff as they will probably tell you that they don't have any. Stick to water, is our advice.
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